Damián Díaz, Jordy Caicedo, Piero Hincapié and the return of Juan Cazares, among the novelties of the call.
The Ecuador coach, the Argentinian Gustavo Alfaro, quoted 31 players to face the double date of the South American qualifying against Brazil and Peru, the next 4 and 8 June. These matches correspond to the seventh and eighth dates since the previous two were suspended due to the refusal of the European clubs to give up their South American players.
In the call highlights the return of Juan Cazares, Brazilian Fluminense footballer who is going through a good footballing moment. He is joined Alan Franco, from Atlético Mineiro, and Robert Arboleda, from Sao Paulo. With players who play in the Brasileirao (Brazilian league), Alfaro will seek comfort, since these footballers know the playing fields as well as being familiar with the idiosyncrasies of that country.
Another novelty is the call to the Guayaquil forward Jordy Caicedo, going through a sweet moment in the CSKA Sofia of the first division of Belgium and where he already raised his first trophy by winning the Belgian Cup.
In Cristhian Noboa, Enner Valencia and Fidel Martínez, the Tricolor has an important experience in this team that, for the most part, is made up of young people. They are joined by the Ecuadorian nationalized Argentine Damian Diaz, offensive midfielder Barcelona SC that he already had the opportunity to wear the Tricolor by being summoned to a microcycle and having minutes in a friendly against Bolivia. Now, the ’10’ canary was called for the first time for official matches with the National Team.
On the other hand, Alfaro has ratified the majority of the squad with which he won the last two games, last November, 2-3 over Bolivia, in La Paz, and 6-1 against Colombia. Thus pondering the base of the national team.
For the commitment to Brazil, Ecuador will not be able to count on Gonzalo Plata since he was expelled in the match against Colombia and as he could not serve his sanction on the fifth date, he must do so on the seventh. However, it may already be taken into account to receive Peru.
These are the 31 summoned by Gustavo Alfaro:
Alexander Domínguez (Vélez Sarsfield-ARG), Hernán Galíndez (Catholic University), Pedro Ortiz (Emelec) and Moisés Ramírez (Independiente del Valle).
Pervis Estupiñán (Villarreal-ESP), Diego Palacios (Los Angeles-USA), Robert Arboleda (Sao Paulo-BRA), Xavier Arreaga (Seattle Sounders-USA), Pedro Pablo Perlaza (Liga de Quito), Félix Torres (Santos-MEX ), Ángelo Preciado (Genk-BEL), Piero Hincapié (Córdoba-ARG workshops), Mario Pineida and Luis León (Barcelona).
Carlos Gruezo (Augsburg-GER), Moisés Caicedo (Brighton-ING), Jehgson Méndez (Orlando City-USA), Alan Franco (Atlético Mineiro-BRA), Damián Díaz (Barcelona), Juan Cazares (Fluminense (Brazil), José Carabalí (Catholic University), Dixon Arroyo (Emelec) and Christian Noboa (Socchi-RUS).
Gonzalo Plata (Sporting de Lisboa-POR), Ángel Mena (León-MEX), Enner Valencia (Fenerbahçe-Turkey), Michael Estrada (Toluca-MEX), Leonardo Campana (Famalicão-POR), Ayrton Preciado (Santos Laguna-MEX) , Fidel Martínez (Tijuana-MEX) and Jordy Caicedo (CSKA Sofía-BUL).